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Frank Buxton Silent Film Festival: Earth
Past Event

1930 NR 83 min

Russian and English subtitles.

This film by Ukrainian director Oleksandr Dovzhenko concerns the process of collectivization and the hostility of kulak landowners under the First Five-Year Plan in the Soviet Union. It is the third film, with Zvenigora and Arsenal, of Dovzhenko’s “Ukraine Trilogy” and is considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Earth begins with the death of a grandfather, which leads to tumultuous times for his son Opanas and grandson Vasily. When wealthy landowners appropriate the land of farmers, Vasily, influenced by communism, leads a youth movement to form collectivized farming in Ukraine.

Live accompaniment by Michael Owcharuk.


Sep 15, 2023


Frank Buxton Auditorium



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